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ERIC Number: EJ1283969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1931-3152
Active Bi- And Trilingualism And Its Influencing Factors
Arnaus Gil, Laia; Müller, Natascha; Sette, Nadine; Hüppop, Marina
International Multilingual Research Journal, v15 n1 p1-22 2021
This article examines factors that promote active multilingualism. For this purpose, the "Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test" was used with 48 children. Their results were linked to a parental questionnaire designed to evaluate the children's linguistic input in their immediate environment. The study shows that, besides a minimum amount of linguistic input, the language constellation (i.e. presence/absence of the majority language at home) is also decisive. At the same time, it seems irrelevant for active bi- and trilingualism which family language policies are chosen (e.g. One person-One Language), as long as the promotion of the minority language does not only take place institutionally, but also at home. Overall, the results indicate that attending a bilingual kindergarten/school alone does not lead to active multilingualism. Family factors and family support seem to be decisive. These include the creation of a linguistically stimulating environment through cultural contact and the language constellation within the family.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Spain
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test
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